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Management Zones

Victoria uses three types of management zones to protect its grape industries from phylloxera:

  • Phylloxera Exclusion Zone (PEZ) is declared to be free of the pest. PEZs are used to improve biosecurity and market access for the industry and must be protected from the introduction of phylloxera. In 2012, all declared Victorian PEZs were combined into one zone, which is known as the Victorian PEZ.

Victoria PEZ Order

  • Phylloxera Infested Zone (PIZ) is an area in which phylloxera has been detected. They are established to prevent the spread of the pest from the area. A number of PIZs exist in Victoria and New South Wales.

Current PIZ (maps):

Maroondah

Whitebridge

North East PIZ map

Mooroopna PIZ map

Nagambie PIZ map

Upton PIZ map

A single Order applies to the declaration of these PIZs.

 

  • Phylloxera Risk Zone (PRZ) has an undetermined phylloxera status because it has not yet been surveyed.

 

The whole community can help prevent the spread of phylloxera by being aware of these phylloxera management zones and what they mean.

When travelling by road, observe highway signage and do not move any phylloxera host materials into the Phylloxera Exclusion Zone (PEZ) without appropriate certification.

When visiting vineyards in a Phylloxera Infested Zone (PIZ) observe signage regarding movement around the vineyard (photo below) and do not remove any phylloxera host materials from the property.

Report any unauthorised removal of host materials from phylloxera zones to Agriculture Victoria’s Customer Service Centre on 13 61 86.

 

 

Which Phylloxera management zone are you located in?

Go to Agriculture Victoria’s interactive application to find out which zone you’re in.

 

The Phylloxera and Grape Industry Board of South Australia publishes maps of the phylloxera management zones of Australia.

 

The management guidelines presented here are based on protocols produced by the Phylloxera and Grape Industry Board of South Australia, September 2006, the National Phylloxera Management Protocols, October 2009, and Agriculture Victoria regulations.

 

See the Victorian Phylloxera Management Policy [MS Word Document – 584.1 KB] for more information.